Blood, Blackbeard and buccaneers - private tour

Come to Bristol’s docks on an adventure retracing the steps of one of the most notorious and feared pirates.

Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard, was unequivocally the world’s most famous pirate and until his violent death in battle 300 years ago, he was also the most feared. Teach is said to have been born in Bristol but no records survived. However new research in Jamaica has proved his family’s West Country origins - and the Blackbeard emerging from the shadows couldn’t be more different from your average, rum soaked Treasure Island pirate.

It was in 2018 that we reached the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s death, followed by the 300th anniversary of Robinson Crusoe in 2019 - a fiction based on fact with strong links to Bristol and Edward Teach himself. Walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bristol docks, and by the end of your experience you’ll be able to separate the fact from the fiction, with a bit of help from Ted, the Bristol parrot.

Feel free to contact us to suggest your preferred time to book. We can be flexible if you have a specific date/ time in mind, that isn't currently offered.

Age restrictions: 12+

Group of 15 (Up to 15 people) £200
Group of 20 (Up to 20 people) £250
Group of 25 (Up to 25 people) £300

Available dates

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How to get there

Facilities

  • Outdoors

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Group numbers will be limited to ensure social distancing can be met, guests are also welcome to wear face masks.
  • All Show of Strength walks meet to the latest government Covid 19 regulations with full risk assessments carried out. There will be a maximum of 25 people per walk with a maximum 6 people to walk together and 2 meter gaps between self identified groups comprising 1-6 people.

On the day

Your experience will go ahead rain or shine, so dress for the weather. Wear comfy shoes to walk in and bring an umbrella if needed. Toilets en route may/may not be available. Guests are also welcome to wear face masks.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 1 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 1 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Gerard

Professional pirate and seasoned swashbuckler, Gerard will lead you on your journey into Bristol's pirate past. He'll be joined by his trusty parrot Ted, who'll be ready with every fact you'll need along the way, and lots of pirate jokes too.

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Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

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